4gamesandcounting Posted May 8, 2013 Report Share Posted May 8, 2013 (edited) Can't really find a historical list of top sponsors anywhere so I thought I'd try to make a list and would be grateful if others can fill in in the gaps and go back further for the games I'm not so familiar with! I believe that top sponsorship came in in 1988 so I'm not going further back than that. I know LA84 had a whole different sponsor setup! I know coca cola have been sponsoring since the 1920s but we are starting in 1988 here with the top sponsorship programme. Sometimes it's the same company with a different name so I've used a / to indicate that it's not a true new contract just a name change. Photographic and imaging Kodak 1988 - 2008 Soft drinks Coca-cola 1988 - present Computer Acer 2009 - 2012 Lenovo 2005 - 2008 IT Atos / Atos Origin / Schlumberger 2001 - present IBM 1988 - 2000 Reprographics Xerox ? - 2000? Chemistry Dow chemical 2010 - present Beauty? Johnson and Johnson 2007 - 2008 (shortest ever sponsorship?!) P&G 2011 - present Wireless communications Samsung 1998? - present Audio - visual Panasonic 1988? - present Payment systems Visa 1988? - present Category ? Philips? 1988 - ? General Electric 2007? - present Restaurants McDonald's 1988? - present Timing Swatch / Omega 2002? - present Insurance John Hancock / Manulife ? - 2008 Logistics FedEx 1988 - ? UPS ? - 2004 Magazine Time / sports illustrated ? - 2004 Category ? Brother industries 1988 - ? Category ? Matsushita 1988 - ? Category? 3M 1988 - ? Edited May 8, 2013 by 4gamesandcounting Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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